“Bold and impressive 2017 debut” – This is Memorial Device by David Keenan

“In lots of ways this is the most debut-like debut novel you’re ever going to read (about a fictional possibly punk, possibly post-rock band from Airdrie), in that Keenan quite literally throws everything but the kitchen sink in here. It’s bursting at the seams with appeal for a certain kind of music/literature fan. It’s the kind of book you can imagine madly enthusing over, the kind of book you can imagine driving you mad…”

Posted at 9:00 am on February 27, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

“Trusts your intelligence” – The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

It’s a dense read, certainly, and not a book you would want to hurry through (these are short stories that demand you pause as you go) but The Refugees feels important at this particular moment in history, feels like the kind of book every right-minded person should be reading, the need to put yourself in someone else’s shoes more vital than it has ever been…

Posted at 9:00 am on February 24, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

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